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Samsung Z (2014) review

Tizen OS v2.2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
Adreno 330
2 GB / 16 GB
4.8 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

Samsung announced the launch of the Z smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Z phone with 4.8 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Z comes with Tizen OS v2.2.1 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery. The 4.8 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (720 x 1280 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Samsung Z specifications

BrandSamsung
NameZ
ModelSM-Z9005
Release date2014

Body

The weight of Samsung Z is about 4.8 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (5.44 x 2.75 x 0.33 inches).

Weight4.8 oz
Dimensions5.44 x 2.75 x 0.33 inches
Colorsblack, black/brown
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Samsung Z comes with Tizen OS v2.2.1 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionTizen OS v2.2.1
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
CPUQuad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
GPUAdreno 330

Display

The size of Z screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.8 inches Super AMOLED display of Samsung Z with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size4.8 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Z (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Z is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2.1 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Z supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Z comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Z phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Z is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2600 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Z phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, heart rate, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Samsung Z, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

Samsung Z pictures

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